How to Finance

Study Expenses

Admission fee: 300,000 yen

Annual Tuition:

  • MBA Program / Japan-Global Development Program (Two years program): 3,200,000 yen per academic year
  • MBA Program (One year program) / Digital Transformation Program (One year program): 3,900,000 yen per academic year

Living expenses (rough estimate)

Please refer Budget and Financing for the living expenses.

Note: The living expense estimate shows minimum costs. Actual living cost will depend on the student’s life style.


Several scholarships are available through IUJ for highly qualified non-sponsored students. IUJ selects scholarship candidates from the pool of successful applicants.

For Japanese Applicants

IUJ offers scholarships and a loan program for Japanese applicants. Those who would like to apply for this scholarship should fill out the “Scholarship” section in the online application.

For more details, please refer to the IUJ Scholarship Guidelines  for Japanese applicants.


– Application for scholarship does not affect IUJ’s consideration of a student’s application for admission.

– If you do NOT submit a scholarship application, you will NOT be considered for a scholarship.

– Deadlines for scholarship applications are the same as the application deadlines.

– Students may have the opportunity to apply for some scholarships to cover partial living expenses after enrollment. There is no chance to apply for financial aid to cover tuition after entering IUJ (Exception may be the Mombukagakusho Scholarship if available that year).

For Non-Japanese Applicants

IUJ grants S.Nakayama Scholarships to qualified non-Japanese applicants. All-non Japanese applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants can also apply for scholarship programs provided by outside organizations such as ADB (Asian Development Bank), AEON (AEON 1% Club), JERA, etc., if they qualify for such scholarship programs. To be considered for the above mentioned scholarships, a completed Application for IUJ Scholarship for Non-Japanese Applicants should be completed online in the second part of the Online Application system. For more details, please refer to the IUJ Scholarship Guidelines  for Non-Japanese Applicants.

Since the number of scholarships is very limited, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek sources of funding by themselves instead of relying solely upon the possibility of obtaining a scholarship or other financial assistance through IUJ.

Financial planning is especially important for non-Japanese applicants because to obtain a visa or certificate of eligibility, they will be required to prove to the consular officer and the Japanese Ministry of Justice that they have sufficient funds to cover expenses for study in Japan, such as the university’s tuition and fees and living expenses (housing, food, clothing, etc.)